Bill Jones, Jr. was certain he would be a photographer when he grew up. From age 12, he could be found bicycling through the streets of Hampton, Virginia, camera in hand. Already a voracious reader, at age ten, he was exposed to the poetry of Nikki Giovanni and the fiction of Jack London and Madeleine L’Engle. The writing bug was born.
For a time, he satisfied his “starving artist” yearnings by publishing poems in various literary journals. In 2007, he wrote a short story, which would later become the first two chapters of The Stream. In 2009, he began work on the book in earnest, completing his first novel, The Stream: Discovery, and its sequel, The Stream: Awakening, writing the books back-to-back in four months.
Bill is currently preparing for the 2012 release of The Stream: Awakening, and is working on a number of other projects, including a SciFi web and Book 3 of The Stream. When not at his day job as a Market Research Analyst, Bill can be found writing, at the gym, or wandering the streets of Washington, D.C., Nikons in tow.